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What We Love

  • A traditional, elegant stay in a historic building, right in the heart of the city, with breakfastThe central location between Edinburgh's Old and New Towns
  • Indulging in exquisite Aveda treatments at the sleek spa
  • Trying out a few single malts in the hotel's wood-paneled bar

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • There is nightly turn down service
  • The hotel has a unique stainless steel pool and luxurious onsite spa
  • The hotel is located right across from the Waverley train station


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Spa
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A regal five-star hotel, featuring stunning city views, a luxurious spa and plenty of authentic Scottish charm


With a stay at The Scotsman Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Edinburgh, steps from Fruitmarket Gallery and City Art Centre. This 4-star hotel is close to St. Giles’ Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirk.


Make yourself at home in one of the 72 guestrooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel has 8 meeting rooms available for events.

How to Get There

The Scotsman Hotel
20 North Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1TR United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 2967 Reviews
Didn't want to leave!
Reviewed 16 hours ago

This was our second stay and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Edinburgh now. Beautiful surroundings, helpful staff, lovely food and great cocktails in the Grand Cafe. The room was lovely, although we did miss having a view this time.

A Great Stay
Reviewed 5 days ago

From the moment we were welcomed through the doors of this centrally located hotel, our experience of the Scotsman was excellent. Friendly and helpful staff, from concierge to room service, made an overnight experience go from good to great. A spacious and well equipped room with lovely small touches (complimentary bottle of Prosecco, fresh milk, proper sized toiletries, shoe shine service) added to the feeling that your custom was both welcome and valued. Would recommend completely.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We called in The Scotsman last Monday for breakfast before returning home on the train. We ate in The Grand Café, A really beautiful setting. I had the poached eggs on Sour Dough toast and my partner had eggs benedict. I had a pot of tea and he had two cups of coffee.
The atmosphere was very relaxing, Food tasty and just what we needed before heading back home.
The Grand Café is definitely worth a visit be it for breakfast lunch or afternoon tea.. It has a galleried balcony and is worth airing the interiors

My stay in Edinburgh
Reviewed 5 days ago

I chose the hotel because of its location and I chose the right hotel. Kindly take note that Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station is located at the bottom of the valley of the city. This hotel has a lift to go down to the street level to walk to the railway station. If not, I am afraid that I have to walked down from the scotsman step to the street level and it is not easy. I carried s luggage with more than 20kg.

I appreciate that I chose the hotel so that I can take the lift in the hotel to get down to the street level to walk to the railway station

Great stay!
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful stay here - just two nights but we felt very much 'at home' Great welcome by Reception staff, our room was lovely, very quiet with plenty of space with a great view of Princes Park. Breakfast also very good - we particularly enjoyed the breakfasts from the menu rather than the buffet. Would definitely stay here again!